Using HMI lighting in high speed filming applications
Shooting at high frame rates requires substantial lighting levels which makes HMI sources an ideal choice. However, the process can reveal artefacts in the light which would not be apparent at regular shooting speeds. Dr Phil Ellams of Power Gems gets to the source of the potential issues and offers... Read Full Article
Power Gems at Gearhead’s second Open House, Portland, Oregon
On Saturday, October 7, Power Gems eagerly returned to Portland, Oregon, for Gearhead’s Mini Gear Expo, now in its second year.
Once again, Gearhead Grip & Rental services opened their doors to a select group of vendors, including Power Gems. Gearhead’s Managing Partner, Joel Stirnkorb, a... Read Full Article
Power Gems T-shirts that every fan-boy and fan-girl needs
The Power Gems team happily pose with the official T-shirts. The new range has a design for each one of our five service centres.
Back in 2014, we wrote about the Power Gems T-shirt and Ben (pictured far right) modelled for us. He’s joined this time round by more of the Power Gems team, and spo... Read Full Article
Power Gems develops Wireless DMX ballast for K5600 Lighting
Power Gems has added Wireless DMX as a standard feature for the range of ballasts we manufacture for K5600 Lighting.
The addition of remote control through DMX allows users to control the ballast via a console over a wireless connection. We are the only ballast manufacturer to fit Wireless DMX as... Read Full Article
Hands-on introduction to lighting at film school: An interview with Joe Lyons of DePaul Cinespace Studios
Power Gems caught up with Joe Lyons, Associate Director at DePaul Cinespace Studios in Chicago; a 32,000 sq ft professional production facility which serves one of the top film programmes in the United States. DePaul University’s working studio sits alongside the commercial studios at Cinespace Ch... Read Full Article
Power Gems takes ballasts to China at BIRTV
Power Gems partnered with the China Film Equipment Company to introduce the next generation of high speed ballasts to the Chinese market, at BIRTV in Beijing between 23 and 26 August 2017.
As predicted in our preview, the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) trade show di... Read Full Article
By customer request: EB57P HMI ballast from Power Gems
Power Gems has one major advantage over other ballast designers. As an independent company, we are not tied to any one manufacturer of lighting fixtures. We designed our latest ballast, the EB57P to power 200W, 400W and 575W lighting fixtures by four different manufacturers: ARRI, Dedo, Kobold and K... Read Full Article